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#1 Dez921714

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    Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:19 PM

    Ok, so FI and I watch National Geographic a lot. I've been seeing commercials for this new show they have, it's called "Locked Up Abroad". It's a whole show dedicated to people who get locked up in other countries. They even say that it may keep you from traveling.

    NOT a show I plan to watch - EVER!
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    #2 jajajaja

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      Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:25 PM

      haha me either. Ignorance is bliss.
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      #3 Jenn3878

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        Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:35 PM

        OMG I never want to watch this show! Thankfully we dont have the channel!!

        #4 yamille

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          Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:32 PM

          ha ha. I also watch a lot of Nat Geo and have seen the show a few times. Actually, I was dumb enough to watch the locked up abroad:mexico! the night before we took the flight for our site visit. Fi was laughing at me as he sat on the computer.
          The reality is that the show is about people that made really dumb choices such as smuggling drugs. Prison anywhere is scary- but each one that I have watched is about 2 buddies that decided to take $30,000 and a free vacation in paradise to bring back a "package". They are all remorseful and are talking about their experience prior and during their prison time. It's more sad than scary I guess.

          #5 katrina

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            Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:40 PM

            actually this show is really interesting.. i've seen mexico, peru, colombia and venezuela. and just like what was said above- it's not like these people are being arrested for shoplifting or something. it's serious cocaine smuggling. but it's interesting nonetheless because it's usually americans and brits that they document who started out on a nice vaca and were somehow manipulated into doing something illegal.

            #6 jajajaja

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              Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:48 PM

              Have you seen Broken Down Palace? Same idea- they were convicted (if that's what you want to call it since I don't think a trial was involved) of smuggling some drugs as well. They were "innocently" duped though. The bellboy stuffed it in their luggage. Anyways- the movie scared the CRAP out of me.
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              #7 MoonPalacePookie

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                Posted 16 June 2008 - 06:00 PM

                My FI loves Nat Geo and we have watched Locked Up Abroad a couple of times. Its not really scary if you consider that these people make a rational decision to bring "packages" back with them. Its not really like Bridget Jones' Diary where its someone you know or someone puts it in your luggage like Rachel said, mostly its just kids trying to make some money, they should just know better, no one is going to pay you money to do something innocent.
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                #8 Dez921714

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                  Posted 16 June 2008 - 06:02 PM

                  I did see broken down palace and it made me paranoid!! I think that's why this show on Nat. Geo is bugging me...but, as everyone said it's not really innocent people...so maybe I'll check it out. I was just afraid I might start picturing my aunt Mary all locked up in a jail in cancun LOL
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                  #9 MoonPalacePookie

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                    Posted 16 June 2008 - 06:24 PM

                    This does give me an idea, I would love to see FMIL locked away in Mexican jail. What a great wedding present, maybe I'll have her carry a "package" home for me. I'm going to have to do a vent about this woman one of these days.
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                    #10 JennyK

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                      Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:25 PM

                      Ive watched that show (I loveeeeee the NatGeo channel)> It's sooo scary knowing what they do to you in other countries lol *note to self..............




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